MANCHESTER — City school officials have announced temporary plans for students at the Jewett Street Elementary School to attend class at the Boys and Girls Club on Union Street, as repair work and clean-up efforts continue at the school after burst pipes and flooding were discovered Monday morning.

Students at Jewett had a day off from school Monday, after staff discovered “significant damage” to the library, gymnasium, administrative office and six to seven classrooms Monday morning resulting from a burst pipe.

“We would like to thank everyone for their efforts today as Jewett experienced a flood due to frozen pipes,” school officials said in a statement late Monday. “Unfortunately, we need to keep the building closed for an additional two to three days. In light of this ... we have partnered with the Boys and Girls Club to provide school at their site while we get Jewett School back up and running. Transportation will be provided.”

No preschool classes for Jewett students will be held until school reopens.

School will be held for Jewett Street students at the Boys and Girls Club, 555 Union St., Manchester.

According to school officials, Tuesday morning children should walk or be dropped off in the back parking lot at Southside Middle School at 8:30 am. They will be escorted by staff into the gym and constantly monitored. Students will gather in the gym with their classes and prepare to travel to the Boys and Girls Club by bus. Students will ride a bus with their teachers to the Boys and Girls Club for the day. Additional staff will be on hand to assist with boarding the buses at Southside and with arrival at the Boys and Girls Club.

If a child attends the YMCA before school program, drop them off at the YMCA and the YMCA will transport the student to the Boys and Girls Club where they will be greeted by Manchester School District Staff.

If a child rides the STS or CTS bus they will be picked up at home and brought directly to the Boys and Girls Club.

After school, students will be brought back to Southside Middle School for dismissal at 2:50 p.m. where additional staff will be on hand to help with dismissal. Parents who are waiting for their students should wait along Jewett Street or in the back parking lot at Southside.

Afterschool programs will pick students up at Southside Middle School and bring them to their normal locations. Students who attend the Boys and Girls Club afterschool program will remain at the Boys and Girls Club for their program.

If a child rides the STS or CTS bus in the afternoon, they will be picked up at the Boys and Girls Club and brought home.

School officials said they have moved Jewett crossing guards to Southside to cover the normal morning and afternoon drop-offs and pick-ups, and the food services department will bring breakfast and lunch to the Boys and Girls Club.

The school nurse will be on-site at the Boys and Girls Club and will bring required items from the school.

For more information email communications@mansd.org or call 624-6300.

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